Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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Have you heard of Zeolite treatment for cancer? ... Have you found any supplements that increase oxygen in the blood ... ?
Zeolite for cancer treatment? That's news to us. We'd love to hear more about that. I only know that Zeolite granules eliminate pet odor, from cat litter boxes and such.
But I do get a healthy blue green algae powder supplement in my meal every night. Both kelp and algae are known to maintain healthy oxygen supply in the bloodstream. After all, algae is responsible for 90% of the Earth's oxygen and 80% of its food supply!
16 February 2008
2 February 2008
Hi Lenny - I'm sorry to hear about your pawly leg but am delighted to hear about your clear chest x-rays! You will feel a lot better once the stinky leg is gone and you've recovered from your surgery (although your Mummy may feel a bit wierd for a few days but that is also very normal and if she prepares herself for that, she'll not be too worried by any strange feelings that she has). My Mummy felt terrible onday 3 and 4 after my surgery and she did a bit of crying down the phone to the vet but she soon felt better and so did I.
Has your Mummy been told which type of bone cancer you have? (Maybe she'll not find out actually, until after your amputation). Once she knows though, she'll be able to take advice on what follow up treatment options might be suitable for you.
Wishing you all the very best.
Darcy Deerhound, Manchester, UK
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So, Lenny had his surgery July 24th. We were all so nervous. All of the sudden the thought that he would only have three legs hit us! We dropped him off in the morning and received a call by 1:30pm letting us know that he was an excellent patient and everything went perfect. Great news. We won't know until tomorrow the severity of the cancer. That will be the next hurdle.
We picked him up on Friday and he was so happy to get out of there. The staff at the hospital said he was a trooper and very sweet, that's our pit. He was walking around immediately. He gobbled down his EVO dog food and drank tons of water. He even got excited when he was out on the lawn and wanted to play. So far so good!
He has been taking his pills in
Greenies Pill Pockets, but sometimes he gets a little sick of them and it takes some coaxing. He has been taking his kelp powder in his wet EVO food. That doesn't always work. His stitches come out in a week and then he is to start chemo.
One day at a time!
Hey that's terrific news, thanks for the update!
Three legs...no big deal for us dogs, as you can see. Life goes on and it's all about Play! Play! Play!
But yeah, one day at a time. Be patient. Some days will be better than others. Some days he'll be all full of energy, and the next he might be dog tired.
About the pill pockets.....we've never used them, so I can't comment on them, but I know that I get real smart to those kinda things right away. Can't fool me, I know what's in them!
My Mom and Dad simply give me my morning pills by mouth. There's a trick to it, you have to pry open my jaw with one hand, and with the other, slide the pills way in the back of my mouth under my tongue. It's quick and easy, though it still kinda annoys me. My evening pills are mixed in realllly good with my food, and I rarely spit them out. I'm a good dog that way!
Keep us posted on things. We're so hoppy to hear things are going well.